First, Before we get on to Almond Butter Pancakes and a Giveaway….
I attended BlogHer’11 this last weekend in San Diego and Knorr held a live cook-off with Marco Pierre White and Einav Gefen. One winner was chosen from twitter, and the fans in the crowd while three more were chosen based on their recipes. I’m so ridiculously excited to be a spokeswoman for Knorr. I have so much to tell you in a later post. I’m just so excited and wanted to make time to thank all of you for your love and support! THANK YOU!!
I think that when talking about nutrition it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s hard to think about getting rid of everything all at once. I love peanut butter, but I’ve found that I don’t have to get rid of it completely. There is an alternative, Almond Butter. Barney Butter is my new favorite. It has less carbs, more iron, more calcium, etc. It is delicious. I completely understand that you may be more used to peanut butter, but I promise that although some of these healthier options seem different and maybe you are scared to try that you will love it.
Guess what?! I have a fabulous Barney Butter Giveaway for you! WOOHOO! Now you get to try it and love it too!!
Friends!! I cannot wait to tell you all about Barney Butter and why I love it!
Barney Butter is Almond butter that is peanut and gluten free. Hooray for all of those that need to be eating those products.
Barney Butter does not need to be stirred or refrigerated. I hate when I have to refrigerate my peanut or almond butter. I don’t like it to be cold and hard.
Barney Butter has more calcium and less carbs than regular ol’ peanut butter.
Barney Butter has zero trans fats or hydrogenated oils, and half the saturated fat of peanut butter.
Awesome right? Guess what? Barney Butter also has these new snack packs which are perfect for on the go or to keep you eating right during the day. Smear some on crackers, bread, or even better on fruit or celery.
I love finding small changes that keep my family healthier. This is one of those changes.
One of you can try out Barney Butter for FREEEEEEE!!
*Please leave a comment about why you want to try Barney Butter
*Entries must be received by Monday, August 22 at 12 pm Mtn Time
*Winner will be announce Tuesday the 23
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Is Almond Butter Better Than Peanut Butter?
Both nut butters do have similar nutritional value.
Almond butter is slightly healthier than peanut butter because it has more vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Can Pancakes Be Frozen?
For a quick, easy breakfast, make a batch of pancakes and freeze them for later.
Place wax paper between pancakes in a stack.
Put the stack of pancakes in a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze.
The pancakes will keep for up to months in the freezer.
Can You Make Pancake Batter Ahead of Time?
Pancake batter can be made ahead of time, even a day a head.
Store the pancake batter in a container with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.
Let the batter warm up a little before cooking.
Baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to sprinkle in a little more and give it a gentle stir just before cooking your pancakes.
Almond Butter Pancakes and a Giveaway
Recipe By Me
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour
- 1/2 Cup White Flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup Barney Butter Almond Butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk + 2 tablespoons milk
- Mix together the oil, milk, egg and sugar.
- Add the almond butter and whisk until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not over stir.
- Heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.
- Ladle 1/4-1/3 Cup of pancake mix onto the griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form and pop.
- Flip the pancake and cook for another minute on the other side.
Serving Size:1 batch
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1698 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 184.4mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 162.4g Fiber: 20g Sugar: 49.9g Protein: 51.1g